Northview girls double up visiting White River Valley
By CAREY FOX
Times Sports Editor
Northview dominated the first and third quarters against visiting White River Valley on the way to a 52-26 victory in girl’s basketball on Tuesday evening.
The Knights had their best shooting efforts in the two quarters and had a 36-13 edge in scoring over the decisive periods. Perimeter shooting playing a big role out of the gate as sophomore Makayla Sparks hit her first three shots from the field to open the game. The Knights also dominated in the paint by getting the ball inside to six-foot junior Jenny Lundy, who poured in eight of her team-high 14 points in the first quarter.
Northview put the clamps defensively on WRV for much of the game, denying the ball into the post and affecting most of the Wolverines’ shots from inside 10-feet of the basket. While Jenny Lundy and her senior sister Olivia played a large role in that defensive effort, their teammates came up big as well. The Knights forced 25 turnovers from the Wolverines and held the visitors to just 24-percent shooting (11-of-45) from the field in the game.
The first quarter set the tone for the contest as Sparks and Jenny Lundy combined for 16 points as Northview opened up an 18-4 gap. The Wolverines got within 18-7 at the first stop, but the damage had been done.
While the Knights went cold from the field early in the second quarter, WRV wasn’t able to make much headway in narrowing the Northview lead. Northview was able to finish the half with a 28-11 lead as the Wolverines shot just 2-of-10 in the quarter.
The third quarter effectively salted the game away as Northview’s bench warmed up with Haley Richey hitting a pair of 3-pointers. Makenzie Barger came in to score five of her 10 points as the lead grew to 46-17 after Barger drained a long jumper from the corner.
The Knights subbed out most of their starters for the fourth quarter, but the lead grew to 50-19 as Sparks added a pair of free throws to go with three from Barger.
The Wolverines scored the final seven points of the game as freshman Mattie Thrasher scored four of her six points. Addison Graves also finished with six points for WRV, but was held to 3-of-18 shooting from the field.
Jenny Lundy finished with 14 points and nine rebounds with Sparks adding 12 points and eight boards.
In the junior varsity game, WRV came away with a 33-23 victory paced by 11 points from Jalea Lundy and eight from Jailyn Lundy. Northview was led by six from Tristan Chiles and five apiece from Kelsey Heaton and Kennady Harden.
Northview improves to 2-1 overall and continues a string of three straight contests gainst Greene County opponents with a trip to Shakamak on Thursday. The Wolverines travel to Dugger Union on Nov. 14.
Sparks 4-11 2-4 12, Buell 0-1 1-2 1, Thompson 0-4 0-0 0, O. Lundy 4-4 1-1 9, J. Lundy 6-12 2-3 14, Nelson 0-1 0-0 0, Richey 2-7 0-0 6, Barger 3-4 3-5 10, Kellett 0-1 0-0 0, Heaton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 19-45 9-15 52.
White River Valley (26)
Graves 3-18 0-0 6, Hostettler 1-4 1-2 3, Fisher 2-9 0-0 4, Stahl 1-5 2-2 5, Thrasher 3-7 0-1 6, Frye 0-0 0-0 0, McDonald 0-0 0-0 0, Halt 0-1 0-0 0, Jailea Lundy 0-0 0-0 0, Campbell 1-1 0-0 2. Totals: 11-45 3-5 26.
3-point field goals - Nv 5-19 (Sparks 2-6, Richey 2-7, Barger 1-1, Thompson 0-2, J. Lundy 0-3), WRV 1-5 (Stahl 1-3, Fisher 0-1, Graves 0-1). Total Rebounds - Nv 38 (J. Lundy 9, Sparks 8, Thompson 5), WRV 24 (Graves 6, Thrasher 4). Team rebounds - Nv 1, WRV 7. Total Fouls - Nv 15, WRV 15. Turnovers - Nv 24, WRV 25.